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Old 08-31-2010, 01:45 PM   #16
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You know, it occurred to me: maybe Home Depot has EPS. Sure enough:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

And waaaaayyy cheaper than the hobby store.

Sending a PM about that ride....
Yeppers.......
http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053

I might just pilfer the van, and go get sheet......That would look too funny on the bike.....


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Old 08-31-2010, 01:55 PM   #17
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Soooo......While awaiting the foam arrival...I am almost finished with the cluster panel. I had to stiffen it a little.....I hate when things vibrate.......For those of you that have read my prior CF threads....you know what it is..... For the newcommers..... A strip of cardboard......with two layers of CF on top.....Held in place with the clamps......


I then covered the gps with parafilm....( release agent) and lay`ed up 3 layers of CF cloth...... I stuffed the indentations with fiberladden epoxy......


This is now a very strong cradle for the garmin....... It is now being bonded to the dash board panel.......
Until then......

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Old 08-31-2010, 04:03 PM   #18
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Finished the dashboard........And Personally I like it a lot. It brought it just about center......and with it raised one inch as well......I don`t feel like I look through risers...handlebar...etc anymore. ( mind you I`m 6`2" 35 inseam). Plus It looks oem and nice .......imho....




















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Old 08-31-2010, 04:14 PM   #19
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Turned out very cool. Shouldn't have doubted you. Now where's the tail tidy?!
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:45 PM   #20
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Turned out very cool. Shouldn't have doubted you. Now where's the tail tidy?!
.........This was only the beginning......Sort of a sub-project.......Now the bigger part begins. Tail tidy..... I`m fraid it`l be a while........I think you should give it a world........


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Old 08-31-2010, 08:48 PM   #21
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Just start making two of everything. You can give me the "less nice" of the two and I will pay for supplies.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:20 AM   #22
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Just start making two of everything. You can give me the "less nice" of the two and I will pay for supplies.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:09 AM   #23
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Question detachable gps mount

E... I'm surprised you didn't make your GPS mount detachable in case you ever upgrade to a newer/different model

I'm not doubting you already thought of this. You are definately the man with a plan
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:24 AM   #24
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E... I'm surprised you didn't make your GPS mount detachable in case you ever upgrade to a newer/different model

I'm not doubting you already thought of this. You are definately the man with a plan
Funny you should mention this.... I actually did think of it.... But the mount took me 30 minutes to make......And my thought was..... Most of the garmins have the same mount.....like I can fit my wife`s 260w in that same mount....But to engineer a little bar the mount need to sit on......to be able to countersink the mounting screws.....Etc.... It would by far be easy to make another mount ...which I would need to in case of a different brand gps install.....Just grind down the exsisting mount.....install the new one. Just another benefit of this stuff........ Something goes wrong.....pit it at the grinder........he-he......Don`t ask me how I know this.....


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Old 09-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #25
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Funny you should mention this.... I actually did think of it....
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I am thinking about how cool it would be to make a custom CF adjustable windscreen like the TT Desierto... But I'm not sure I'm ready for a project like that after only reading all your posts. I think I will have to start with something more simple
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:24 PM   #26
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I am thinking about how cool it would be to make a custom CF adjustable windscreen like the TT Desierto... But I'm not sure I'm ready for a project like that after only reading all your posts. I think I will have to start with something more simple
...... It is that first time that you try this...... Then you are going to say..." wow.....it`s really that easy"..... As with the bash plate........the hard part is/was the foam build. Once the mold...or plug is build.... It is just a matter of laying up say 3 layers of cloth.....wetting it out with a brush. The reason this will be an easy project......is the fact that there will be little to no crazy bend.....sharp corners for the fabric to follow...... It will literally only take 30 minutes to lay op the composites. The fun part will be to construct the foam plug/mold....... To make something unique......Nice.... I have had alot of people ask through out the years if I give composite workshops.... Perhaps.... But you would have to come down here in the hot desert.......Could be fun though.....

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Old 09-02-2010, 05:46 AM   #27
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If any of you have followed my composite posts on Thumpertalk..... you know that I do make small .....hmmm..... should we say ...blunders. It is inevitable. When you make your own stuff.... you at some point are bound to forget something. Fact of life. What makes you succeed in the composite world....and the world in general.... is how you cope with such mistake. ...
Learn from it....and try not to let it de-rail your project. Well.... I`m not afraid to post when I forget something.....weather big or small. After the ride yesterday..... I took off the skidmax screen....to compare it with stock.... Guess what..... stock is just 1/4 inch narrower on the sides than the max.....And the gps was touching the screen...... You might think....not a big deal since I`m making a new fairing....... rightfully so....But Just in case......that I don`t like the results of the fairing..... I need to be able to go back..... And never box yourself in.. Of the plate went.....Added a little aluminum tape on the sides of the three mounts....and fill with fiber/epoxy mix.........hardened overnight....and ready for drilling of new holes.....


So.....all in all.....The important part here to learn.....One day.....could be your first projects as well..... It`s gonna happen...... Step back......take a look....and focus on how to fix it.......

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:56 AM   #28
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Now now.....all better......Top is the old one......bottom the new mount.....



Me thinks foam is in today......

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:40 PM   #29
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You know, it occurred to me: maybe Home Depot has EPS. Sure enough:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

And waaaaayyy cheaper than the hobby store.

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Don`t use regular contact cement to glue that type of foam...........

It`l melt it..... Try the green all you can eat type at the depot....... Don`t ask me how I know this.....



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Old 09-03-2010, 01:01 PM   #30
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Soooo... the foam came in today.......Actually yesterday....but no time until today. I started to make the front part of the shield...... Methodically cutting a 5 deg. angle every 2 inches.....to match the mounts.......




Then I though...... It`s Friday.......labor day weekend..... I think that means.....Less labor day.....Well....to me it is........So I thought....I`m gonna cheat a little. Rather than pegllefadut with this all day...... I chose to merely copy the mounting pattern from one of the other shields I had laying around.... Yes.... I have 3...in the quest for the holy grail. Remember..... In direct opposition to the D3....( No offense meant here).... They are using plastic....and therefore have to utilize a frame...in this case from mild steel.... Whereas this one is from CF.....where no frame is needed. The CF itself is the exoskeleton. So in short....two layers extra for the mount and we are good to go.......Other shield prepped...for cast with wax....and release agent......


Then 2 layers of the workhorse...5.7 oz 2x2 twill.......polymerproducts....max-clr/hp epoxy. Now drying....while I get to the top piece.....






Note the curvature........Again.... this is a very rough cut.....and most likely will be trimmed. Another thing here...... I`m not sure if I will like it..... As with any builds from the bottom up...... Unless you are a designer, and have access to cad`s.......etc.... It is really hard for me to visualize the shape until I build it. Plus....all people don`t share the same taste.....Wheras I think it looks cool....others might laugh....or better yet....dump the coffee in your keyboard. Angles are still a variable.... and until I mate the two halves..... Well....shall we just say.....This is the fun part......

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